FREE Summer Fun Events

Looking for something to do this Summer and is easy on the wallet? McGuire Nuclear Station is ready to help. McGuire is hosting Movies@McGuire and a one day Summer Camp. 

Movies @ McGuire 

July 10th at 8:45 pm – HOME

August 14th at 8:15 pm – TBD

A wonderful way to watch a movie with family and friends. The movie is shown on 2 large screens that can be enjoyed by land or by boat. Refreshments are available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs.



One Day Summer Camp

August 7th from 10 am-3 pm

A fun filled day of Scientific discovery & excitement. This is a first come, first served event. To register call 980-875-5600

Open House: 5066 Bridge Way in Denver

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHead over to view this charming waterfront home and the 180 degree main channel views! Incredible point lot with 6/10 of an acre, 300 feet of shoreline & private pier/dock with sundeck. Two story, vaulted ceiling in great room with beautiful and over-sized stone fireplace plus a wall of windows to maximize the panoramic lake views. Kitchen and dining area open to great room and share the stunning lake views. This home was designed to enjoy lake living. Truly a great home, amazing views and perfect for entertaining family and guests for years to come! 


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Open House: 2790 Cherry Lane in Denver

A rustic lake cottage from the 1960’s with 5BR, 3FBA, 1HBA, lots of charm & feel of lake living of much different era. Cathedral ceiling and brick fireplace for winter evenings in great room. Screened porch, 3 bedrooms on main & 2 bedrooms on basement level. Enjoy this home as weekend getaway or maximize your investment on this magnificent waterfront lot. Superb views, good water, nice pier & slip already in place. Great street of fine homes!

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Real Estate: #1 Reason to Sell Your Home NOW


Its as simple as one little word…PRICE

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for the increased competition of the spring might make a lot of sense.

Buyers in the market during the winter months are truly motivated purchasers. They want to buy now. With limited inventory available in most markets currently, a seller will be in a great position to negotiate.


Contact The Lee Ann Miller today to get your home Sold!




Posted by the KMC Crew on January 13th 2013
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Real Estate: 5 Reasons to Sell Now

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Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now.

1) Only Serious Buyers Are Out

At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers’. The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

2) There Is Far Less Competition

Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. The choices for buyers will be limited. Don’t wait until the spring when all the other potential sellers in your market will put their homes up for sale.

3) The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the 2013 housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks have been inundated with both purchase and refinancing loan requests. Both of these will slow in the winter cutting timelines and the frustration these delays cause both buyers and sellers.

4) There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30 year housing expense with historically low interest rates right now. There is no guarantee rates will remain at these levels in years to come.

5) It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and decide whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

You already know the answers to the questions we just asked. You have the power to take back control of the situation by pricing your home to guarantee it sells. The time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. That is what is truly important.

Contact your favorite Lake Norman real estate team today to get your home on the market. 


Posted: 19 Nov 2013 04:00 AM PST — Written By The KCM Blog
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Real Estate: 9006 Oxfordshire Court – Huntersville,NC

   

9006 Oxfordshire Court – Huntersville, NC 28078

  Click on link for more information & pictures – http://www.allentate.com/leeannmiller/2025710

 

Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  1 Square Feet:  3,800-4,600                                                                 Lot Size:   .34 Need space?…Look no more. Three levels of living space should give you plenty of room to stretch out and/or expand. Home has all hardwood floors, laminate or tile throughout for easy maintenance. Fabulous renovated kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, Dacor commercial gas range, granite tops and beautiful cabinetry. Large two-story great room with fireplace. Huge Owner’s suite with superb walk-in closet & updated bathroom. Basement level would be perfect for second living quarters or teen suite. Wonderful screened porch with views of private & fenced rear yard. The best deal in town!   Some properties that appear for sale on this website may subsequently have been sold and/or may no longer be available.
 
 

Real Estate: 4267 Barbrick Street – Sherrills Ford,NC

  

Click on link for more information & pictures – http://www.allentate.com/leeannmiller/2001457

  4267 Barbrick Street – Sherrills Ford, NC 28673    Bedrooms:  4                           Full Bathrooms:    3                    Half Bathrooms:  0 Square Feet:  1,800-2,200                                                                 Lot Size:   1.05 Wonderful WATERFRONT home on large lot. Perfect as a second home or residence. Open plan with split bedrooms for extra privacy. Most rooms have a view of lake. Spacious owner’s suite with sitting room overlooking covered deck & Lake Norman. Enjoy the fireplace & lake views from your great room. Huge covered deck for outdoor entertaining or relaxing lakeside. Also, private pier/dock with boat slip & covered entertaining area. Added bonus is the 40 x 30 garage/shop with storage above. What more do you need? Good location!  Close to shopping, restaurants, schools & more… Some properties that appear for sale on this website may subsequently have been sold and may no longer be available.
 
 

Real Estate Market: True Rebound or Brief Improvement…?

May/June 2010 Is this a true rebound or are we experiencing a brief improvement? Given the significant increase in activity in the Charlotte and Lake Norman regions, this is the question on everyone’s minds. Here are the stats comparing 2009 and 2010 through the end of April: Charlotte region closed sales as reported to the MLS are up 14.5%. Lake Norman region sales are up 32.4%. Certainly cause for celebration. Remember – we are comparing against what we perceive to be the bottom of the market in early 2009 and prices have just begun to stabilize. Activity has returned to 2002 levels. Pricing, while very specific to the neighborhood and the product is likely to be in that 2002 vicinity as well.  So, can we sustain the increased activity? I believe we can. Subject to consumer confidence, job creation and stabilizing prices, I believe we will see continued improvements. One interesting factor to consider – the inventory levels have not increased dramatically – thankfully so. Many homeowners find themselves with diminished equity due to the price declines of the recent past. With inadequate equity to move up, many are choosing to stay put. This helps to balance the market. One last comment on foreclosures, short sales and their impact on the market. 70% of foreclosures nationally are within 5 states. Fortunately, North Carolina is not one of those states. Foreclosures can certainly impact any micro market; they are not having an adverse impact on the overall market at Lake Norman or in the Charlotte region. Certain neighborhoods might be suffering but the overall market remains stable. As always, we welcome the chance to discuss your home and your neighborhood. Please call us or feel free to visit my website at www.LeeAnnMiller.com where you can search for recent sales in your neighborhood by using our map search.

Real Estate: New Law for Public Lakes in North Carolina: Lake Norman & Mt Island Lake

Are you under the age of 26? Do you operate a boat or jet ski on a public lake in North Carolina (Lake Norman or Mt Island Lake)? If you answered yes to both…are legal? Beginning on May 1st, a new boating safety education requirement will go in effect. This means that if you are under the age of 26 and operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC)* with 10 horsepower or more on a public lake, you will be required to carry a card or certificate of completion that indicates you successfully completed the Boater Safety Class approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and is excepted by the Wildlife Resources Commissions (WRC). Here is a list of 10 additional ways to legally operate a boat and to comply with Statute 75A-16.2.
  • You can take a proctored equivalency test;
  • You can present a Coast Guard Captain’s License valid or expired;
  • You can have a 90-day operator’s permit issued by WRC with your vessel registration when you acquire a new or used boat;
  • You can show a rental or lease contract showing that you are renting the boat for the day and the education requirement falls upon the owner of the boat to assure that you are a safe boater;
  • You could be a Boat Salesman demonstrating the boat with proper dealer registration numbers;
  • You could prove that, you are a non- resident of North Carolina and visiting for less than 90 days. But you must also convince the officer that you meet the requirements to operate a vessel in your home state or country;
  • You could convince the same officer that you are just operating the boat to get back to safety after the real operator became impaired for some reason (good luck on this one)
  • If you’re a ‘Commercial Fisherman’ or under the direct command of a ‘Commercial Fisherman’ on a commercial fishing vessel, then you’re OK!
  • Present proof that you are over 25 years old.
 *Operating a PWC also requires you to be at least 14 years old to operate one on your own and have the certification.   For more information: Contact the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Lake Norman) at 704-663-3333 For a list of classes and locations: Click here  

Real Estate Market: Real Estate Crystal Ball…What Would It Show?

  If we only had a real estate crystal ball. “Where are we and where are we going?”  Are questions that we get asked a lot lately.  Well, we don’t have a real estate crystal ball but here are some answers based on trends that are now becoming apparent. First, market activity has improved dramatically over this time last year.  It has been over 12 months since the stock market hit bottom.  Investor confidence is returning.  Many Americans are feeling more confident about their wealth – so long as they have stability in their job.  Allen Tate Company’s sales volume has increased 25% YTD vs. same period last year and each month is showing stronger gains. The 2009 tax credit certainly helped the market with first-time buyer tax credits.  The extension of those credits and the addition of the repeat buyer credit are helping us right now.  There remains uncertainty of what will happen as those credits expire April 30.  If you plan to take advantage, NOW is the time!  Please contact the Lee Ann Miller Team to get started and get under contract by April 30.  There will be NO better time than now to buy a home. Prices remain well below the peak of several years ago and I expect any appreciation to be slow in coming.  While many industry leaders are declaring “increases in average sale prices”, look carefully at this.  The higher-end market is beginning to see signs of activity now.  Those sales are having a positive influence on the average sale price but it is my opinion there is very little true appreciation in the market.  Nonetheless, long-term opportunities are plentiful right now. Interest rates remain at or near 5%.  Two influences will impact rates in the near-term.  The Fed is preparing to cease purchasing “Mortgage Backed Securities”, so it is likely that rates will rise slightly as the open market investors will demand higher returns.  Opposing that influence is the position by the Fed that they intend to keep rates at historical lows for the foreseeable future.  Bottom line – I expect rates to remain between 5% – 6% in 2010. So, this is very good news for you.  The buying opportunity right now is as good as it will get.  The market activity has improved dramatically.  The higher-end market activity is thawing.  Please call us if you are interested in a summary of your personal needs.  We would be delighted to assist you or your friends. Sincerely, The Lee Ann Miller Team     .